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Budget Summary FY2017

Office of the Attorney General
Data Current as of:  8/9/2016





FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET SUMMARY ($000)
ACCOUNT FY2017
Conference
FY2017
Vetoes
FY2017
Overrides
FY2017
GAA
Office of the Attorney General Administration 23,012 -230 230 23,012
Compensation to Victims of Violent Crimes 2,149 -21 0 2,128
False Claims Recovery Retained Revenue 3,000 0 0 3,000
Public Utilities Proceedings Unit 2,312 0 0 2,312
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit 4,212 -42 0 4,170
Wage Enforcement Program 3,757 -38 38 3,757
Litigation and Enhanced Recoveries 2,660 -27 0 2,633
State Police Overtime for AG 408 -4 0 404
Insurance Proceedings Unit 1,474 0 0 1,474
Automobile Insurance Fraud Investigation and Prosecution 427 0 0 427
Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigation and Prosecution 279 0 0 279
Gaming Enforcement Division 449 0 0 449
Combating Opioid Addiction 1,000 0 0 1,000
Civil Penalties Retained Revenue Revolving Fund 500 0 0 500
TOTAL    45,639 -362 268 45,545

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account description amount
OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL 46,818,061
Direct Appropriations
0810-0000 Office of the Attorney General Administration
For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim
23,011,578
0810-0004 Compensation to Victims of Violent Crimes
For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws
2,127,677
0810-0014 Public Utilities Proceedings Unit
For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers
2,311,589
0810-0021 Medicaid Fraud Control Unit
For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health's division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111
4,169,880
0810-0045 Wage Enforcement Program
For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a non-management position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws
3,757,371
0810-0061 Litigation and Enhanced Recoveries
For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth
2,633,400
0810-0098 State Police Overtime for AG
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item
404,153
0810-0201 Insurance Proceedings Unit
For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers' compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings
1,473,854
0810-0338 Automobile Insurance Fraud Investigation and Prosecution
For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item
426,861
0810-0399 Workers' Compensation Fraud Investigation and Prosecution
For the investigation and prosecution of workers' compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers' compensation insurance as required by law and those who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws
279,334
0810-1204 Gaming Enforcement Division
For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12
449,364
0810-1205 Combating Opioid Addiction
For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices
1,000,000

account description amount
Retained Revenues
0810-0013 False Claims Recovery Retained Revenue
For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,000,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
3,000,000
0810-1206 Civil Penalties Retained Revenue Revolving Fund
For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $500,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
500,000

account description amount
Federal Grant Spending 1,273,000
0810-0026 Crime Victim Compensation - Federal
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Crime Victim Compensation
1,273,000